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if you handle marijuana can it be absorbed through the skin

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if you handle marijuana can it be absorbed through the skin and test positive
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  Family Physician replied 5 years ago.
There is really no evidence that there is any significant absorption of THC through the skin as you describe. It is important to check if the test was confirmed with GC/MS, or if the test was an instant test such as a dipstick since the instant test can give false positives
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